The Sacramento SPCA’s free adoption event had such a huge turnout that the free adoption fund is all used up – far before the anticipated end-of-the-year date.
“We were hoping that it would last through the end of the year, but we had such a huge response that it covered only a week!” said Sarah Varanini, foster care coordinator and social media associate for the SPCA.
A total of 127 animals found their new homes, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor in memory of the donor’s animal-loving friend, Cheryl Lynn Keay, a Citrus Heights resident who died last year at the age of 60.
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However, the SPCA, 6201 Florin Perkins Road, still has quite a few adult black cats hoping for forever homes.
There are four solid black cats available for adoption, three black tuxedos and two black tortoiseshell, according to Dawn Foster of the SPCA.
In honor of them, the SPCA is offering $5 adoptions for any black cat on Black Friday (aka Black FURday).
“Although it’s harder for black cats to ‘stand out’ in a crowd, these mini panthers are full of love and would make wonderful family members!” said adoptions manager Nikita Merrell.
So if you’d rather skip shopping and instead bring home a fuzzy new family member, the SPCA’s Black FURday might be just the ticket.
More county pet adoption specials
The Sacramento County Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, is still offering free pet adoptions for veterans through the end of the month. Veterans need to bring an ID. Also, there is an adoption special for everyone of $25 for any animal. Cats are two for $25, and many cats’ adoption fees have been sponsored, so they are free. They are closed Thanksgiving and Friday.